Mission Gables Bowl House
The Mission Gables Bowl House, phase three of the Redlands Community Music Association’s adaptive re-use project, is complete after many years of fundraising and steady, incremental progress. This final phase completed the building’s interior restoration. The office furniture has been delivered, the window coverings are in place, and we are already busy planning for the 2013 Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival. The Bowl House is located in the SmileyPark historic district and is now a business office and location for many activities.
There are so many people to thank, and we are profoundly grateful for the dedicated support of our beloved friends and residents. This was such an amazing accomplishment and the dream is now a reality, one that has been very long in the making. Through building restroom facilities and exterior enhancements such as the beautiful Talbert Courtyard, the RCMA now has much needed storage space, and a recital hall on the second floor. It is fully handicap accessible and will complement the Bowl and Smiley Park with beautiful landscaping. The Mission Gables Bowl House will provide a new venue for our Children’s Music Festival Workshops and will also enable the RCMA to offer many other music-related services not only to children, but also to all the citizens of Redlands throughout the year.
Raising the funds needed for all three phases of this project was an amazing accomplishment on the part of the Redlands Community Music Association, the Redlands Conservancy, the City of Redlands, and the many private donors who generously contributed. Because of that generosity, we have now been able to occupy the building and begin offering programs and services that will take the Bowl to an even higher level of public service.
However, we still need help to continue to offer the programs and services that will serve many future generations of Bowl audiences. We invite you to partner with the RCMA and the other wonderful private donors who have created this new music resource for our town. If you would like more information, please contact the Bowl office at 909-793-7316.